Top Italian Language movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Life Is Beautiful on DVD Life Is Beautiful
Synopsis
A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Lidia Alfonsi, Giuliana Lojodice, Amerigo Fontani
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, Period Pieces
Rent The Bicycle Thief on DVD The Bicycle Thief
Synopsis
Poverty-stricken Antonio needs his bicycle to do his new job. But the same day he buys it back from a pawnshop, someone steals it, prompting him to search the city in vain with his young son.
Cast
Cast
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Michele Sakara, Emma Druetti, Fausto Guerzoni
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent La Dolce Vita on DVD La Dolce Vita
Synopsis
Marcello, a gossip writer, finds himself among the fleeting excesses and decadence of life and sex. He sleeps with Maddalena, his fiancée is suicidal, and his intellectual friend may not be who he thinks he is.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux, Magali Noel, Alain Cuny, Annibale Ninchi, Walter Santesso
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Bread and Tulips on DVD Bread and Tulips
Synopsis
A cosseted, unhappy housewife (Licia Maglietta) who's taken for granted by her philandering, self-centered husband (Antonio Catania) finds "bella fortuna" when she hitchhikes to Venice and starts to construct a brand-new life for herself.
Cast
Cast
Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Marina Massironi, Felice Andreasi, Antonio Catania, Vitalba Andrea
Director
Director
Silvio Soldini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language
Rent Malèna on DVD Malèna
Synopsis
When 12-year-old Renato catches a glimpse of beautiful new bride Malèna, his heart skips a beat. But when jealous town busybodies begin spreading vile rumors about her, Renato must incorporate those falsehoods with what he knows to be true.
Cast
Cast
Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino, Gabriella Di Luzio, Pippo Provvidenti
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent 8 1/2 on DVD 8 1/2
Synopsis
Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Rossella Falk, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele, Caterina Boratto, Edra Gale, Guido Alberti
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Cheeky! on DVD Cheeky!
Synopsis
Italian director Tinto Brass has often been compared to American auteur Russ Meyer for his artfully erotic sex romps, but unlike Meyer, who's obsessed with breasts, Brass focuses his attention on another part of the female anatomy -- the derriere. When the lovely (and scantily clad) Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) arrives in London to look for a flat to share with her Venetian boyfriend, men and women alike fall for her considerable charms.
Cast
Cast
Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi, Max Parodi, Mauro Lorenz, Leila Carli, Vittorio Attene, Antonio Salines, Chiara Gobbato, Remo Pizzaroni, Mauro Sangiorgi, Alberto Passone
Director
Director
Tinto Brass
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Italy
Rent I Am Love on DVD I Am Love
Synopsis
Family dissension, unbidden desire and other tensions bubble to the surface during a patriarch's birthday party. When the seemingly picture-perfect Recchi clan gathers to celebrate the man, the veneer of civility quickly falls away.
Cast
Cast
Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Waris Ahluwalia, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marisa Berenson
Director
Director
Luca Guadagnino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Unknown Woman on DVD The Unknown Woman
Synopsis
Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) directs this award-winning tale of Irina (Kseniya Rappoport), a young woman who escapes the sex trade in her native Ukraine and starts anew in an Italian village, working as a house servant to a wealthy couple and their young daughter. Over time, Irina ingratiates herself into the family's trust. But when a man from her past shows up uninvited, her newfound comfort is suddenly at risk.
Cast
Cast
Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Piera Degli Esposti, Clara Dossena, Alessandro Haber, Ángela Molina, Pino Calabrese, Nicola Di Pinto, Gisella Marengo
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, France, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Best of Youth on DVD The Best of Youth
Synopsis
This sprawling drama sweeps from the 1960s to the 21st century, tracking two brothers who strain family bonds by taking totally different paths and ending up on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
Cast
Cast
Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni, Maya Sansa, Valentina Carnelutti, Jasmine Trinca, Andrea Tidona
Director
Director
Marco Tullio Giordana
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language
Rent Gomorrah on DVD Gomorrah
Synopsis
The intertwining tales of a delivery boy, a tailor, a businessman and two cocky teenagers form the fabric of this gritty and lyrical examination of the influential Neapolitan mob known as the Camorra.
Cast
Cast
Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino, Vincenzo Altamura, Italo Renda, Francesco Pirozzi, Antonio Aiello, Vincenzo Caso, Anna Sarnelli
Director
Director
Matteo Garrone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Amarcord on DVD Amarcord
Synopsis
Awarded both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini's Amarcord is a richly visual film about Rimini, a traditional seaside village during the uncertainty of Mussolini's fascist rule. Fellini drew from personal experience to bring the small town and all its colorful characters to life in this story about the escapades of a boy on the cusp of becoming a man.
Cast
Cast
Pupella Maggio, Armondo Brancia, Magali Noel, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Bruno Zanin, Gianfilippo Carcano
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classics, Italy, Foreign Classic Comedies, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent La Strada: Special Edition on DVD La Strada: Special Edition
Synopsis
In this restored special edition of Italian auteur Federico Fellini's powerful rumination on love and hate, gentle Gelsomina is sold by her mother to a bullying circus performer, only to have a clown win her heart and ignite a doomed love triangle.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani, Marcella Rovere, Livia Venturini
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Golden Door on DVD Golden Door
Synopsis
In this sweeping immigrant's tale from director Emanuele Crialese, Sicilian widower Salvatore Mancuso (Vincenzo Amato) leaves behind everything he knows to pursue a better life in America at the dawn of the 20th century. With his sons in tow, Mancuso survives the harrowing Atlantic crossing only to suffer more hardship and humiliation on Ellis Island. But along the way, he finds romance with a mysterious Englishwoman (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
Cast
Cast
Vincent Schiavelli, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Massimo Laguardia
Director
Director
Emanuele Crialese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Don't Move on DVD Don't Move
Synopsis
While his colleagues try to save his 15-year-old daughter -- who's on the brink of death after a motorcycle accident -- a well-heeled surgeon awaits word on her condition and recalls a scorching affair he once had with a trashy young beauty.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini
Director
Director
Sergio Castellitto
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Salò on DVD Salò
Synopsis
This deeply disturbing movie updates a work by the Marquis de Sade and portrays the fate of 18 Italian youths who are kidnapped by Nazis. Held in a remote palace, they must endure endless sexual and other humiliations and are then sentenced to die. Pier Palo Pasolini directs this provocative film, which stars Paolo Bonacelli and Giorgio Cataldi. This movie includes intensely graphic material.
Cast
Cast
Caterina Boratto, Palolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti
Director
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Italy, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, The Criterion Collection, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Tiger and the Snow on DVD The Tiger and the Snow
Synopsis
Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni stars as a romantic poet who vows to follow his love (Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi) to the ends of the earth -- even if that means going to Iraq at the dawn of the American invasion. Borrowing a bit from the plot of Benigni's Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful, this whimsical comedy presents a world in which all camps are absurd. French actor Jean Reno co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits, Emilia Fox, Jonah Lotan, Noah Margetts, Giuseppe Battiston, Alexis Conran, Andrea Renzi
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent L'Avventura on DVD L'Avventura
Synopsis
Italian superstar Monica Vitti intrigues as a rich woman vacationing on a resort island in the Mediterranean who goes on a search for a missing friend, an investigation that evolves into a search for love and the meaning of life.
Cast
Cast
Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci, James Addams, Renato Pinciroli
Director
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Great Beauty on DVD The Great Beauty
Synopsis
As charming 65-year-old journalist Jep Gambardella writes about Rome's culture and social life, he reflects with bitterness on the passions of his lost youth, even as he paints a complex portrait of the lovely and ancient city..
Cast
Cast
Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Massimo De Francovich, Roberto Herlitzka, Isabella Ferrari
Director
Director
Paolo Sorrentino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Suspiria on DVD Suspiria
Synopsis
This horror gem follows Susan, a young American girl whose talents have brought her to an illustrious European ballet school. But once she gets there, she realizes there's something strange going on as she's faced with a cluster of freaky happenings, from a shower of maggots to poison in her food. What she soon learns is that the school has been a meeting place for witches for many years.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axen, Rudolf Schundler, Udo Kier
Director
Director
Dario Argento
Genres
Genres
Horror, Italian Horror, Satanic Stories, Supernatural Horror, Cult Horror, Foreign Horror, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Divorce, Italian Style on DVD Divorce, Italian Style
Synopsis
Marcello Mastroianni stars as Ferdinando, a self-centered nobleman who's facing a midlife crisis and has lost all interest in his wife. But there's no divorce in 1960s Italy, so he devises an elaborate scheme for another man to seduce his wife. That would, under Italian law, allow him to kill her with impunity in defense of his honor. Highlights include the fantasy murders Ferdinando imagines as he pursues his goal.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Odoardo Spadaro, Margherita Girelli, Angela Cardile, Lando Buzzanca, Peitro Tordi, Ugo Torrente, Antonio Acqua, Bianca Castagnetta, Edy Nogara, Renato Pinciroli, Daniela Igliozzi
Director
Director
Pietro Germi
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Foreign Must-See, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Facing Windows on DVD Facing Windows
Synopsis
Feeling overwhelmed and stuck in a dull marriage, Giovanna begins refocusing her attention (or repressing her emotions) by caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home one day. As Giovanna reflects on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her and whose window faces hers. Stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro and Serra Yilmaz. Directed by Verzan Ozpetek.
Cast
Cast
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro, Serra Yilmaz, Maria Grazia Bon, Massimo Poggio, Ivan Bacchi
Director
Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent His Secret Life on DVD His Secret Life
Synopsis
While recovering from the shock of her husband's death, an Italian woman discovers that her husband had had a secret lover for the last 7 years. But she's even more surprised to discover that he and his lover were part of an extended "family" of gays, transgenders and other social outcasts a family she finds herself drifting toward as she overcomes the emotions of her husband's passing.
Cast
Cast
Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Serra Yilmaz, Andrea Renzi, Gabriel Garko, Rosaria De Cicco, Erika Blanc, Luca Calvani, Lucrezia Valia, Koray Candemir
Director
Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign LGBT, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Remember Me, My Love on DVD Remember Me, My Love
Synopsis
With their own ambitions jettisoned, a failed novelist and his wife, who toils as a teacher after abandoning dreams of being an actress, have instilled little self-esteem in their teenage son and daughter, who struggle to find meaning in life.
Cast
Cast
Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff, Monica Bellucci, Silvio Muccino, Gabriele Lavia, Enrico Silvestrin, Silvia Cohen, Alberto Gimignani, Amanda Sandrelli, Blas Roca-Rey
Director
Director
Gabriele Muccino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Leopard (Italian Version) on DVD The Leopard (Italian Version)
Synopsis
In this war drama set in 1860s Sicily, Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) attempts to hold onto the glory he once knew, while his nephew, Tancredi Falconeri (Alain Delon), has joined opposition forces and is being heralded as a war hero. As Falconeri begins to fall for Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the daughter of the town's new mayor, Don Calogero Sedara (Paolo Stoppa), Salina must learn to accept his changing political status.
Cast
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Romolo Valli, Mario Girotti, Lucilla Morlacchi, Giuliano Gemma, Pierre Clémenti, Ida Galli
Director
Director
Luchino Visconti
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Italy, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Conformist on DVD The Conformist
Synopsis
In this thought-provoking drama set in 1930's fascist Italy, the government orders Marcello to kill a political refugee who happens to be his college mentor. Marcello obeys and is hence "the Conformist," a man who'll do absolutely anything to belong.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti, José Quaglio, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti, Yvonne Sanson, Milly, Giuseppe Addobbati, Carlo Gaddi, Umberto Silvestri, Furio Pellerani
Director
Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Sicilian Girl on DVD The Sicilian Girl
Synopsis
In this drama based on a true story, teenager Rita leads a privileged life when her father and brother are slain by rival Mafiosi. Bent on revenge, she breaks the code of silence, enraging Sicily's most powerful men and putting her life in jeopardy.
Cast
Cast
Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella, Francesco Casisa, Giulia Andò, Roberto Bonura, Paolo Briguglia, Giusi Cataldo, Miriana Faja, Lollo Franco
Director
Director
Marco Amenta
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Mobster, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Italian Language, Italy, Period Pieces
Rent Umberto D. on DVD Umberto D.
Synopsis
Bankrupt and lonely, an old man (Carlo Battisti) considers committing suicide. Since he has only a devoted dog and a maid (Lina Genneri) as his companions, things look bleak -- until one day when the old man's luck changes, giving him new hope. Director Vittorio De Sica's touching portrait of one man's effort to retain his pride in the face of adversity is a treasure of Italian post-war cinema.
Cast
Cast
Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Elena Rea, Memmo Carotenuto
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Mid-August Lunch on DVD Mid-August Lunch
Synopsis
As the Italian holiday of Pranzo di Ferragosto approaches, cash-strapped Gianni (Gianni Di Gregorio) gets help from his landlord, his friend and his doctor, who offer financial relief in exchange for Gianni looking after their elderly relatives over the holiday. Four mismatched Italian mamas at the same table make for an awkward, hilarious and touching mid-August lunch in this film festival favorite from Di Gregorio, who also writes and directs.
Cast
Cast
Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Cali, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Alfonso Santagata, Luigi Marchetti, Marcello Ottolenghi, Petre Rosu, Biagio Ursitti
Director
Director
Gianni Di Gregorio
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language
Rent L'Eclisse on DVD L'Eclisse
Synopsis
Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy ends with this haunting, starkly modern meditation on love. Tracing the trajectory of one relationship, L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) follows the exploits of a woman (Monica Vitti) who craves deep and abiding affection.
Cast
Cast
Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone, Louis Seigner, Rossana Rory, Mirella Ricciardi
Director
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent I Vitelloni on DVD I Vitelloni
Synopsis
Federico Fellini directs this tale of a group of young men who are in no hurry to leave their small town. Funded by their families, Fausto, Leopoldo, Alberto, Riccardo and Moraldo enjoy days of frivolous fun, but not without apprehension.
Cast
Cast
Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini, Eleonora Ruffo, Jean Brochard, Claude Farell, Carlo Romano
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Salon Kitty on DVD Salon Kitty
Synopsis
As World War II begins, SS officer Wallenberg is ordered to find and train Germany's most beautiful women to work in a brothel where they'll submit to the bizarre passions and carnality of the Reich's highest-ranking men and women. What isn't part of the pact is Wallenberg secretly recording their acts for future blackmail. But when a young prostitute uncovers the conspiracy, her revenge ignites an epoch of pain, pleasure and shocking perversion.
Cast
Cast
Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, Teresa Ann Savoy, Bekim Fehmiu, John Steiner, John Ireland, Tina Aumont, Sara Sperati, Maria Michi, Rosemarie Lindt, Paola Senatore
Director
Director
Tinto Brass
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Django on DVD Django
Synopsis
In a lawless frontier, a master gunman carries a dark secret -- and a coffin filled with chaos. Franco Nero stars as Django, a mysterious stranger caught up in the violent crossfire between Mexican bandits and sadistic vigilantes. This landmark classic is packed with indelible images and some of the most shocking brutality of any Spaghetti Western ever made. Fully restored from original camera negatives.
Cast
Cast
Franco Nero, Rafael Albaicín, Simón Arriaga, José Canalejas, Erik Schippers, Gino Pernice, Angel Alvarez, Jose Bodalo, Eduardo Fajardo, Loredana Nusciak, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Donald Pleasence
Director
Director
Sergio Corbucci
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Action & Adventure, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions
Rent My Brother Is an Only Child on DVD My Brother Is an Only Child
Synopsis
In a small Italian town, two disparate brothers come of age during the 1960s and '70s. Accio (Elio Germano) and Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) remain close despite their opposing political views, but when they both fall for the same woman, the rift between them grows. Taking place over a 15-year period, this comic drama directed by Daniele Luchetti explores Italy's changing sociopolitical landscape through the brothers' turbulent relationship.
Cast
Cast
Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Luca Zingaretti, Anna Bonaiuto, Massimo Popolizio, Ascanio Celestini, Diane Fleri, Alba Rohrwacher, Vittorio Emanuele Propizio
Director
Director
Daniele Luchetti
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Vincere on DVD Vincere
Synopsis
Ida Dalser falls for young Benito Mussolini in Milan and sells everything she has to help the future dictator fund his newspaper. But when World War I separates the newly wedded couple, Mussolini marries another woman in this gripping biopic.
Cast
Cast
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Corrado Invernizzi, Paolo Pierobon, Bruno Cariello, Francesca Picozza, Simona Nobili, Vanessa Scalera, Giovanna Mori
Director
Director
Marco Bellocchio
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Emanuelle Around the World on DVD Emanuelle Around the World
Synopsis
In this classic example of 1970s erotica, sexually adventurous journalist Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) racks up a long list of conquests during her investigation into a white-slavery ring and continuing international crusade to eradicate violence against women. Along the way, she visits an all-girl Kama Sutra academy and learns lessons that would make Dr. Ruth blush. Don Powell, Karin Schubert, Brigitte Petronio and Ivan Rassimov also star.
Cast
Cast
Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert, Don Powell, George Eastman, Brigitte Petronio, Maria Luigia Stefania Pecce, Marino Masé, Gianni Macchia
Director
Director
Joe D'Amato
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Caterina in the Big City on DVD Caterina in the Big City
Synopsis
Twelve-year-old Caterina faces new vistas when her father is transferred to Rome. She has new classmates to win over in an environment that's a far cry from the bucolic existence of her small country hometown. Amidst the tumult, Caterina could easily lose her sense of self if not for an extraordinary Australian boy who lives in the apartment building across the way.
Cast
Cast
Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale, Silvio Vannucci, Federica Sbrenna, Carolina Iaquaniello, Zach Wallen, Martino Reviglio, Claudio Amendola, Flavio Bucci
Director
Director
Paolo Virzi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Il Divo on DVD Il Divo
Synopsis
Paolo Sorrentino directs this superbly entertaining docudrama about the colorful life and political career of Italy's Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti and his party's decades-long throttlehold on Italian politics. Highlighting accusations of mafia ties, Sorrentino pulls no punches as he lays any number of corruption scandals and even political assassinations at the politician's feet, all with a sly sense of humor. Toni Servillo stars as Andreotti.
Cast
Cast
Anna Bonaiuto, Flavio Bucci, Giorgio Colangeli, Piera Degli Esposti, Toni Servillo, Carlo Buccirosso, Paolo Graziosi
Director
Director
Paolo Sorrentino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, Political Dramas, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Ulysses on DVD Ulysses
Synopsis
Ulysses is the valiant hero doomed to a perilous journey home following his triumph in the Trojan War. Antinoos is the suitor who takes advantage of Ulysses's absence and sets out to win the hand of the general's faithful wife, Penelope.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podesta, Jacques Dumesnil, Daniel Ivernel, Sylvie, Franco Interlenghi, Elena Zareschi, Evi Maltagliati
Director
Director
Mario Camerini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Teorema on DVD Teorema
Synopsis
A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he came. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, this controversial film was denounced by the Vatican for obscenity. The talented cast includes Laura Betti as the maid who takes part in the sexual escapades.
Cast
Cast
Terence Stamp, Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky, Laura Betti, Andres Jose Cruz Soublette, Ninetto Davoli, Carlo De Mejo, Adele Cambria, Luigi Barbini
Director
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Days and Clouds on DVD Days and Clouds
Synopsis
After years of putting it off, Elsa (Margherita Buy) finally returns to school to pursue her art history degree. But her newfound academic bliss crumbles when her husband, Michele (Antonio Albanese), loses his job and the duo is forced to sell their gorgeous flat. The ensuing financial strain soon takes a surprising toll on their marriage in director Silvio Soldini's intimate domestic drama, shot in beautiful Genoa.
Cast
Cast
Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Carla Signoris, Fabio Troiano, Paolo Sassanelli, Arnaldo Ninchi
Director
Director
Silvio Soldini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Fellini's Roma on DVD Fellini's Roma
Synopsis
Writer-director Federico Fellini's virtually plotless ode to the city of Rome is a gaudy collection of images and sounds celebrating the famed Italian capital. Partly autobiographical, the film reconstructs Fellini's arrival in Rome during the Mussolini years, a trip to a brothel and a circus-like visit to a music hall. More realistic scenes of a movie company making a film about the city are mixed with absurd images of Rome after dark.
Cast
Cast
Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales, Pia De Doses, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Gianluigi Chirizzi, Federico Fellini
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, The Criterion Collection
Rent Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on DVD Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Synopsis
Screen icons Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni -- each playing three different roles -- team up for a trio of stories about sex and social mores in this Academy Award-winning Italian comedy.
Cast
Cast
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffre, Agostino Salvietti, Lino Mattera, Tecla Scarano, Silvia Monelli, Carlo Croccolo, Pasquale Cennamo, Tonino Cianci, Armando Trovajoli
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Deep Red on DVD Deep Red
Synopsis
In Dario Argento's horror classic jazz pianist Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the murder of his neighbor, a psychic who had read the mind of her killer. Marcus soon teams up with a resourceful reporter (Daria Nicolodi), and the two set out to find the killer. After the professor (Glauco Mauri) Marcus called on for help turns up dead, Marcus realizes that he'll be the next to die if he can't track down the killer.
Cast
Cast
David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra, Piero Mazzinghi, Glauco Mauri
Director
Director
Dario Argento
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Horror, Italy, Italian Language, Italian Horror, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Double Hour on DVD The Double Hour
Synopsis
In the wrong place at the wrong time, Sonia takes a bullet to the head during an art robbery. She survives, but later finds herself haunted by visions. Her mysterious past, meanwhile, comes to light under the watchful eye of a suspicious policeman.
Cast
Cast
Kseniya Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Antonia Truppo, Gaetano Bruno, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michele Di Mauro, Lucia Poli, Edoardo La Scala
Director
Director
Giuseppe Capotondi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Don't Tell on DVD Don't Tell
Synopsis
As her due date approaches, pregnant Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is suddenly plagued by disturbing memories of childhood abuse. Ashamed, she keeps her past a secret from her boyfriend, traveling to America to seek answers from her brother, Daniele (Luigi Lo Cascio). But instead of reassurance, she finds her sibling also scarred by the trauma inflicted by their father. Cristina Comencini directs this Oscar-nominated drama.
Cast
Cast
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessio Boni, Stefania Rocca, Angela Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Battiston, Luigi Lo Cascio, Valerio Binasco, Francesca Inaudi, Lucy Akhurst
Director
Director
Cristina Comencini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Inferno on DVD Inferno
Synopsis
The second in Dario Argento's "Three Mothers" trilogy, Inferno focuses on a Manhattan apartment building that is inhabited by a deadly spirit that murders the tenants in increasingly gruesome and sadistic ways. When poet Rose discovers a book that suggests she's living in a building built for one of three evil sisters to rule the world, she pleads for her brother to visit her from Rome. But when he arrives, she's disappeared without a trace.
Cast
Cast
Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, Sacha Pitoëff, Alida Valli, Veronica Lazar, Gabriele Lavia, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Director
Director
Dario Argento
Genres
Genres
Horror, Foreign, Italian Horror, Supernatural Horror, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Horror
Rent Le Notti Bianche on DVD Le Notti Bianche
Synopsis
When a man looking for companionship (Marcello Mastroianni) and a woman (Maria Schell) waiting for her errant lover cross paths on a bridge, they never expect to get past "Hello." But before the sun rises, the chance encounter transforms them from strangers to lovers. Luchino Visconti directs this haunting black-and-white romance, which updates a 19th-century short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Cast
Cast
Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena, Maria Zanoli, Elena Fancera, Lanfranco Ceccarelli, Angelo Galassi, Renato Terra, Corrado Pani, Dirk Sanders
Director
Director
Luchino Visconti
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Rome Open City on DVD Rome Open City
Synopsis
Director Roberto Rossellini's unsettling drama portrays the harrowing struggle of everyday women and children as they try to shield resistance forces from the Nazis and to maintain compassion and self-respect despite Rome's de facto occupation during World War II's waning days. Rossellini's landmark film, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, brilliantly depicts the Italian people's weary despair and collective resolve.
Cast
Cast
Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annicchiarico, Nando Bruno, Harry Feist, Giovanna Galletti, Francesco Grandjacquet
Director
Director
Roberto Rossellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love on DVD Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love
Synopsis
This inspirational biopic chronicles the remarkable life of Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco (portrayed by Flavio Insinna), an influential Catholic priest who was also known as St. John Bosco. After growing up fatherless on the mean streets of Turin, Italy, Bosco embraced a life of service and began educating homeless boys through the charitable work of his own religious order, the Salesian Society.
Cast
Cast
Flavio Insinna, Lina Sastri, Charles Dance, Daniel Tschirley, Fabrizio Bucci, Lewis Crutch, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Alessandra Martines, Ry Finerty, Arnaldo Ninchi, Julian Patrick Brophy, Paolo Calabresi, Jonathan Ross Latham, Sam Beazley, Brando Taccini
Director
Director
Lodovico Gasparini
Genres
Genres
Faith & Spirituality, Drama, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Mafioso on DVD Mafioso
Synopsis
When the mob calls in a favor, factory executive Antonio Badalamenti finds himself in an unlikely role. Tapped to carry out a hit, the inexperienced Antonio must execute his mission while keeping his criminal connections hidden from his family.
Cast
Cast
Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti, Ugo Attanasio, Cinzia Bruno, Katiuscia, Armando Tine, Lilly Bistrattin, Katiusca Piretti, Francesco Lo Briglio, Michele Bailly
Director
Director
Alberto Lattuada
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Classics, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Flowers of St. Francis on DVD The Flowers of St. Francis
Synopsis
Directed by Roberto Rossellini and co-written by Federico Fellini, this biopic chronicles the life story of St. Francis of Assisi, the "People's Saint." Through a series of vignettes, the film follows St. Francis as he searches for enlightenment and forges his own path while doing God's work. Rossellini employed the monks from the Nocere Inferiore monastery to play the roles of the saint and his disciples. Aldo Fabrizi stars.
Cast
Cast
Aldo Fabrizi, Brother Nazario Gerardi, Arabella Lemaitre
Director
Director
Roberto Rossellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Faith & Spirituality, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Spiritual Dramas
Rent Laure on DVD Laure
Synopsis
While living in the Philippines, the adventurous young Laure (Annie Belle) captures the attention of photographer Nicola. Together, they visit a remote island to witness an ancient rebirthing ritual, where they also discover each other's bodies. And so begins an odyssey of insatiable lust and unquenchable carnal desire. Emmanuelle Arsan, the real-life Emmanuelle, shares her vision of sexuality as writer, director and co-star of this erotic tale.
Cast
Cast
Annie Belle, Emmanuelle Arsan, Al Cliver, Michele Starck, Orso Maria Guerrini, Vicky Asprin, Bernardo Bernardo, Marianne Afchain, Homer Adams
Director
Director
Emmanuelle Arsan, Ovidio G. Assonitis
Genres
Genres
Romance, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Ginger and Cinnamon on DVD Ginger and Cinnamon
Synopsis
Still upset about a nasty breakup with her boyfriend, a 30-year-old woman grudgingly agrees to a vacation on a Greek isle with her teenage niece -- who's determined to lose her virginity during their trip.
Cast
Cast
Stefania Montorsi, Giampaolo Morelli, Martina Merlino, Alberto Cucca, Marco Piras, Isabella Cecchi, Karen Ann McLoughlin
Director
Director
Daniele Luchetti
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Big Deal on Madonna Street on DVD Big Deal on Madonna Street
Synopsis
Director Mario Monicelli delivers this deft satire of the classic caper film Rififi, introducing a bungling group of amateurs -- including an ex-jockey (Carlo Pisacane), a former boxer (Vittorio Gassman) and an out-of-work photographer (Marcello Mastroianni). The crew plans a seemingly simple heist with a retired burglar (Totó), who serves as a consultant. But this Italian job is doomed from the start.
Cast
Cast
Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Memmo Carotenuto, Rosanna Rory, Carla Gravina, Carlo Pisacane, Marcello Mastroianni
Director
Director
Mario Monicelli
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Classic Comedies, Italy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Night of the Shooting Stars on DVD The Night of the Shooting Stars
Synopsis
Set during the waning days of World War II, this resonant Italian allegory unspools through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl (Sabina Vannucchi) who chronicles the exodus from her Tuscan village, the coming of the Allies and the clash between the peasants and the fascists. Omero Antonutti co-stars as Galvano, who leads a small band of refugees into the hills to escape the vindictive Nazis and look for the forces of liberation.
Cast
Cast
Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli, Massimo Bonetti, Enrica Maria Modugno, Sabina Vannucchi, Giorgio Naddi, Micol Guidelli
Director
Director
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Sunflower on DVD Sunflower
Synopsis
Mere days after marrying Giovanna, Italian newlywed Antonio is dispatched to the Russian front. Years after he's reported missing in action, Giovanna travels to Russia to search for him and discovers he's alive -- but married to another woman.
Cast
Cast
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Savelyeva, Galina Andreyeva, Anna Carena, Germano Longo, Nadya Serednichenko, Glauco Onorato, Silvano Tranquilli, Marisa Traversi, Gunar Tsilinsky
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Come Undone on DVD Come Undone
Synopsis
Successful in her stable job and comfortable relationship with her boyfriend, Alessio (Giuseppe Battiston), Anna (Alba Rohrwacher) lives a peaceful and balanced life -- until an office flirtation with a married man (Pierfrancesco Favino) turns into a wildly passionate affair. As she begins to want more from her lover than weekly trysts, Anna's clingy attitude threatens to shake everything up in this thoughtful drama from filmmaker Silvio Soldini.
Cast
Cast
Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino, Teresa Saponangelo, Giuseppe Battiston, Fabio Troiano, Monica Nappo, Tatiana Lepore, Sergio Solli, Gisella Burinato, Gigio Alberti
Director
Director
Silvio Soldini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Tenebre on DVD Tenebre
Synopsis
Shortly after American mystery novelist Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) lands in Rome on a book tour, a rash of grisly murders -- patterned after the slayings in his new novel -- sweep the city. With the police scratching their heads, Neal launches his own investigation. Veronica Lario portrays Neal's ex-lover and John Saxon plays his publicist in this twisty <i>giallo</i> shocker from Italian horror-meister Dario Argento.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Franciosa, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo, Veronica Lario, Ania Pieroni, Carola Stagnaro, John Steiner, Lara Wendel, John Saxon, Darla Nicoiodi
Director
Director
Dario Argento
Genres
Genres
Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Italian Horror, Foreign Horror, Cult Horror, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red Desert on DVD Red Desert
Synopsis
A drama about alienation in the modern world, director Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece follows the unhappy life of Giuliana (Monica Vitti), an emotionally disturbed housewife who avoids confronting reality and engages in an illicit affair. Co-starring Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti and Xenia Valderi, this visually stunning art film uses striking images of stifling industrial landscapes to emphasize its theme of isolation.
Cast
Cast
Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir, Lili Rheims, Aldo Grotti, Valerio Bartoleschi
Director
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Italy
Rent We Have a Pope on DVD We Have a Pope
Synopsis
The pope has died, and the College of Cardinals has chosen his successor. But what happens if the newly elected pontiff doesn't want the job? This comedy follows the Vatican's travails as it strives to make one cardinal accept his destiny.
Cast
Cast
Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa, Franco Graziosi, Camillo Milli, Roberto Nobile, Ulrich von Dobschütz, Gianluca Gobbi, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy
Director
Director
Nanni Moretti
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Religious Comedies & Satires, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Emanuelle in Bangkok on DVD Emanuelle in Bangkok
Synopsis
In this slightly tame addition to the Black Emanuelle series, Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) is working as a journalist when she's assigned to interview a relative of the king of Thailand. The sexy scribe's dream trip, however, soon turns into a nightmare when she uncovers state secrets and is left at the mercy of a gang of rapists. Stranded, she must call on all her seductive skills if she's to escape.
Cast
Cast
Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ivan Rassimov, Venantino Venantini, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Director
Director
Joe D'Amato
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Tree of Wooden Clogs on DVD The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Synopsis
This ambitious effort from Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi spans an entire year, capturing the lives of four peasant families in turn-of-the-century Lombardy who all live in the same farmhouse on the estate of their boss, an often-absent man.
Cast
Cast
Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari, Teresa Brescianini, Giuseppe Brignoli
Director
Director
Ermanno Olmi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Italy, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, The Criterion Collection, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The First Beautiful Thing on DVD The First Beautiful Thing
Synopsis
An embittered teacher grudgingly returns to his parochial hometown to see his estranged, terminally ill mother. But what was intended to be a brief visit to say farewell instead becomes an opportunity for him to come to terms with the turbulent past.
Cast
Cast
Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudia Pandolfi, Marco Messeri, Fabrizia Sacchi, Aurora Frasca, Giacomo Bibbiani, Paolo Ruffini, Giulia Burgalassi
Director
Director
Paolo Virzi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Saturn in Opposition on DVD Saturn in Opposition
Synopsis
While having dinner at the home of Lorenzo (Luca Argentero) and his lover, Davide (Pierfrancesco Favino), a close group of gay and straight friends reminisce about the past and take stock of their lives, until an unexpected tragedy begins tearing their relationships apart. Set in Rome, this drama from Italian-Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek co-stars Ambra Angiolini, Stefano Accorsi, Margherita Buy and Serra Yilmaz.
Cast
Cast
Stefano Accorsi, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Serra Yilmaz, Ennio Fantastichini, Ambra Angiolini, Luca Argentero, Filippo Timi, Michelangelo Tommaso, Milena Vukotic
Director
Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Foreign LGBT, Foreign, Italy, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Fellini: I'm a Born Liar on DVD Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
Synopsis
Take a look at the life and successful career of celebrated Italian Federico Fellini (1920-1993). Commentary from actors who worked with the late director, scenes from his famous films and an interview with Fellini himself are included. Fellini was lauded for his distinct cinematic style, which mixed fantasy and baroque images. His films included La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2. Damian Pettigrew directs this intriguing documentary.
Cast
Cast
Federico Fellini, Roberto Benigni, Italo Calvino, Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp, Giuseppe Rotunno
Director
Director
Damian Pettigrew
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Italy, Foreign Documentaries, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Seduced and Abandoned on DVD Seduced and Abandoned
Synopsis
When his 16-year-old daughter (Stefania Sandrelli) is seduced -- and impregnated -- by her sister's flirtatious fianc&#233;, Peppino (Aldo Puglisi), the enraged Don Vincenzo (Saro Urzi) sets out to salvage his family's honor. But when Peppino runs away, Vincenzo promptly sends his son (Lando Buzzanca) to kill him. Pietro Germi directs this outrageously comic follow-up to his internationally successful Divorce Italian Style (1961).
Cast
Cast
Leopoldo Trieste, Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi, Lando Buzzanca
Director
Director
Pietro Germi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The White Sheik on DVD The White Sheik
Synopsis
When small-town newlyweds travel to Rome for their honeymoon, the blushing bride finds unexpected glamour, adventure and romance -- but not with her husband. Her soap-opera hero, The White Sheik, is on a photo shoot in The Eternal City. Her heart is aflutter because the Sheik's larger-than-life style is bound to turn her boring, sensible world upside down. This film marks Federico Fellini's solo-directing debut.
Cast
Cast
Leopoldo Trieste, Brunella Bovo, Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Lilia Landi, Ernesto Almirante, Fanny Marchio, Gina Mascetti
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Comedies, Italy, Foreign Classics, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent 10th Victim on DVD 10th Victim
Synopsis
In this 1960s satire directed by Elio Petri, it's survival of the fittest in the 21st century, and population control is performed perfunctorily, through legalized murder in a game called "The Big Hunt." The "game" comes down to two assassins, both of whom are targeting each other: Marcello Mastroianni (who plays a womanizing Italian media darling) and a pistol-wielding, purple-pantsuit-clad Ursula Andress.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Salvo Randone, Elsa Martinelli, Massimo Serato, Milo Quesada
Director
Director
Elio Petri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Sci-Fi Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Without Conscience on DVD Without Conscience
Synopsis
Reclusive middle-aged male nurse Mauro (Maurizio Mattioli) may be in over his head when -- to save his hospital job -- he agrees to accompany 10-year-old illegal immigrant Eddi (Bayed Mohamed Ismael) to meet his adoptive parents at the Swiss border. Along for the ride is a laconic small-time mobster named Rollo (Valerio Foglia Manzillo), and problems soon ensue in the form of car trouble, a Bulgarian hooker (Ana Papadopulu) and her pimps.
Cast
Cast
Maurizio Mattioli, Manrico Gammarota, Valerio Foglia Manzillo, Ana Papadopulu, Bayed Mohamed Ismael, Claudio Bigagli
Director
Director
Stefano Reali
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Baarìa on DVD Baarìa
Synopsis
The acclaimed director of Cinema Paradiso follows three generations of a family facing tumultuous personal and political events in this intimate comedy based on his own experiences growing up in a Sicilian village.
Cast
Cast
Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Raoul Bova, Giorgio Faletti , Leo Gullotta, Enrico Lo Verso, Ángela Molina, Nino Frassica
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Italian Language
Rent A Brief Vacation on DVD A Brief Vacation
Synopsis
Helmed by famed Italian director Vittorio De Sica, this thoughtful drama follows browbeaten factory worker Clara Mataro (Florinda Bolkan), whose life takes a surprising turn when she contracts tuberculosis and is sent to a sanatorium in the mountains to recuperate. Leaving behind her insensitive husband (Renato Salvatori), three sons and her loathsome in-laws, Clara finds comfort and companionship at the clinic ... until she's pronounced cured.
Cast
Cast
Renato Salvatori, Florinda Bolkan, Daniel Quenaud, Jose Maria Prada, Adriana Asti, Teresa Gimpera, Anna Carena, Miranda Campa, Hugo Blanco, Angela Cardile
Director
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent And the Ship Sails On on DVD And the Ship Sails On
Synopsis
On the eve of World War I, a luxury liner leaves Italy with a motley cargo of artists, royals and a quixotic rhinoceros -- all on a mission to scatter the ashes of a world-renowned diva in director Federico Fellini's quirky, imaginative fable.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Peter Cellier, Norma West, Pina Bausch
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Mondo Cane on DVD Mondo Cane
Synopsis
Mondo Cane ranks as a legendary (albeit offbeat and, to some, off-putting) milestone in film history. It's a documentary aimed to shock. Lensed by European filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, Mondo Cane whisks viewers on a bizarre journey into some macabre places, with the camera strategically (and voyeuristically) placed to record all manner of oddities.
Cast
Cast
Rossano Brazzi, Stefano Sibaldi
Director
Director
Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Italian Horror, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Keys to the House on DVD The Keys to the House
Synopsis
After his wife dies giving birth to their mentally and physically handicapped son, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) finds he's unable to cope with his duties as a father. Fifteen years later, he returns to mend his fractured relationship with his son. Rebuilding a bond won't be easy, but Gianni's friendship with the mother of a disabled child provides the support he's been looking for and the tools he needs to make amends.
Cast
Cast
Kim Rossi Stuart, Andrea Rossi, Charlotte Rampling, Alla Faerovich, Pierfrancesco Favino, Manuel Katzy, Michael Weiss, Ingrid Appenroth, Dimitri Susin, Thorsten Schwarz
Director
Director
Gianni Amelio
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Mamma Roma on DVD Mamma Roma
Synopsis
Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) is an Italian call girl who's hoping to get out of her current vocation in order to spend more time with her son and create a better life for herself. Things don't go as planned, though, as her pimp and previous customers keep resurfacing, making it nearly impossible for her to leave the past behind. She goes back to hooking, until she learns that her son (Ettore Garofolo) has been arrested for robbery.
Cast
Cast
Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini, Luisa Loiano, Paolo Volponi, Luciano Gonini, Vittorio La Paglia, Piero Morgia
Director
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Italy, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth on DVD Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth
Synopsis
Filmed on location in Italy, this biographical drama profiles contemporary saint Padre Pio, an Italian monk famous for the stigmata that afflicted him for much of his adult life and for being able to "read the souls" of penitents. Michele Placido stars as the San Giovanni Rotondo friar who tended to the souls of the masses for more than 50 years. Legendary composer Ennio Morricone provides the score.
Cast
Cast
Michele Placido, Barbora Bobulova, Fabio Camilli, Rocco Papaleo, Lucio Allocca, Gaetano Amato, Massimo Bellinzoni, Antonio Casagrande, Dario D'Ambrosi, Saverio D'Ercole, Pietro De Silva
Director
Director
Giulio Base
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Inspirational Stories, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Italian Language, Italy
Rent David's Birthday on DVD David's Birthday
Synopsis
While vacationing in an Italian summer home, happily married Matteo (Massimo Poggio) is surprised to find himself attracted to his best friend's underwear-model son, David (real-life model Thyago Alves). But the plot thickens when David appears to share Matteo's lust. Although she can't quite put a finger on the problem, Matteo's wife (Maria de Medeiros) senses something's happened to their relationship.
Cast
Cast
Alessandro Gassman, Maria de Medeiros, Massimo Poggio, Michela Cescon, Christo Jivkov, Piera Degli Esposti, Thyago Alves, Marianna De Rossi
Director
Director
Marco Filiberti
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy
Rent Incantato on DVD Incantato
Synopsis
Helmed by Italian director Pupi Avati, this engaging tale follows Nello Balocchi (Neri Marcore), a 35-year-old college professor dispatched by his affluent parents to find a spouse in Bologna, where he meets high-spirited blind beauty Angela Gardini (Vanessa Incontrada) at a tea dance. After she captures Nello's heart, Angela promptly turns his world topsy-turvy. Giancarlo Giannini plays Nello's skirt-chasing father to perfection.
Cast
Cast
Giancarlo Giannini, Neri Marcore, Vanessa Incontrada, Nino D'Angelo, Cesare Cremonini, Sandra Milo, Angelo Di Loreta, Giulio Bosetti
Director
Director
Pupi Avati
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Swindle on DVD The Swindle
Synopsis
Augusto (Broderick Crawford), Picasso (Richard Basehart) and Roberto (Franco Fabrizi) are a trio of con artists who victimize poor Italians in this classic film from director Federico Fellini. Aging con man Augusto works to avoid personal entanglements and seeks the good life. When he runs into his daughter, whom he rarely sees, he realizes that she's in need of his help to continue her studies. But a swindle gone awry leaves Augusto in trouble.
Cast
Cast
Broderick Crawford, Giulietta Masina, Xenia Valderi, Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Il Posto on DVD Il Posto
Synopsis
This Italian drama mines the rich possibilities in the life of a recently graduated man who sets out to land a job in Milan. Starting on the bottom rung of the corporate ladder as a messenger in an industrial conglomerate, he still aims for the top.
Cast
Cast
Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel
Director
Director
Ermanno Olmi
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Italy, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Padre Pio: Miracle Man on DVD Padre Pio: Miracle Man
Synopsis
From the holy visions of his childhood through his powerful prophecy and adult ministry, the man who would come to be known as Padre Pio (portrayed by Sergio Castellitto) is the focus of Carlo Carlei's film. Enduring hardship and persecution from the Church during his lifetime, the pious Francisco Forgione blessed the lives of many with his miraculous healing. The Vatican canonized him as a saint in 2002.
Cast
Cast
Sergio Castellitto, Pietro Biondi
Director
Director
Carlo Carlei
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Italy, Spanish Language, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Saint Rita on DVD Saint Rita
Synopsis
Vittoria Belvedere stars in this moving Italian-language biopic about the remarkable life and work of Rita of Cascia, a wife and mother of two who later became a devoted nun and the patron saint of hopeless situations. In the wake of a tumultuous tragedy that saw her husband murdered and her two sons dead before their time, St. Rita embraced a life of faith and found her new calling as a servant of God.
Cast
Cast
Vittoria Belvedere, Martin Crewes, Sandro Giordano, Monica Fiorentini, Simone Ascani, Giorgia Bongianni, Sebastiano Colla, Micaela Pignatelli, Mirko Petrini
Director
Director
Giorgio Capitani
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Made-for-TV Movies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent La Terra Trema on DVD La Terra Trema
Synopsis
Cast with real Sicilian locals as villagers, director Luchino Visconti's haunting film presents a wrenching study of a family struggling to find happiness against the backdrop of Sicily's fishing community. The townsfolk's' lives undergo dramatic changes when they plot to overthrow the greedy wholesalers depriving them of a decent living. But against the odds, they still enjoy love, laughter and friendship within their close-knit community.
Cast
Cast
Luchino Visconti
Director
Director
Luchino Visconti
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Twice Born on DVD Twice Born
Synopsis
Summoned by a longtime friend, a middle-aged woman returns to Bosnia with her teenage son, who was conceived amid the tumult of the 1990s Balkan wars. But the visit soon sparks a torrent of memories that force her to confront painful truths.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Saadet Aksoy, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, Mira Furlan
Director
Director
Sergio Castellitto
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Italian Language, Italy, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Pinocchio (Italian - language version) on DVD Pinocchio (Italian - language version)
Synopsis
Roberto Benigni wrote, directed and stars in this retelling of the story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who comes to life and whose curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another. <i>This is the Italian-language version of the film.</i>
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Carlo Giuffrè, Mino Bellei, Kim Rossi Stuart, Alessandro Bergonzoni, Corrado Pani, Peppe Barra, Max Cavallari, Bruno Arena
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Children & Family, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Loose Cannons on DVD Loose Cannons
Synopsis
This fiery comedy from director Ferzan Ozpetek finds young Tommaso about to reveal to his large, frenetic Italian family that he's gay. But he's beaten to the punch by his older brother, who is promptly disinherited by their furious father.
Cast
Cast
Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini, Lunetta Savino, Ilaria Occhini, Bianca Nappi, Carmine Recano, Massimiliano Gallo
Director
Director
Ferzan Ozpetek
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign LGBT, Italy, Italian Language
Rent Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade on DVD Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade
Synopsis
This entry in the Black Emanuelle series follows our heroine (Laura Gemser) and her friend, Susan (Ely Galleani), as they go undercover to expose a white slavery ring. But Emanuelle's journalistic detective work may be her undoing. Too late, she discovers that there are men who'll kill to keep the slavery operation under wraps, putting both women in the line of fire. Gabriele Tinti and Venantino Venantini co-star.
Cast
Cast
Laura Gemser, Ely Galleani, Gabriele Tinti, Venantino Venantini, Pierre Marfurt, Gota Gobert, Bryan Rostron, Manuela Romano, Nicola D'Eramo, Anna Toffoli, Tom Felleghy
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Light of My Eyes on DVD Light of My Eyes
Synopsis
Enraptured by a beautiful single mother struggling to save both her shop and custody of her little girl, a gentle young man possessed of a vivid imagination begins secretly paying her debts.
Cast
Cast
Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Silvio Orlando, Barbara Valente, Toni Bertorelli, Mauro Marino
Director
Director
Giuseppe Piccioni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Italy, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Black Emanuelle, White Emanuelle on DVD Black Emanuelle, White Emanuelle
Synopsis
This entry in the steamy series finds Emanuelle traveling to Egypt, where she's a guest at wealthy, seductive Crystal's vast estate. The locale is perfect for the degrading photo shoots staged by Emanuelle's sadistic photographer boyfriend. As a respite from the depravity of her work, Emanuelle forms an erotic bond with Crystal's estranged daughter. Laura Gemser, Annie Belle, Nieves Navarro and Gabriele Tinti star.
Cast
Cast
Laura Gemser, Annie Belle, Al Cliver, Gabriele Tinti, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Ziggy Zanger, Nieves Navarro, Tarik Ali
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Paisan on DVD Paisan
Synopsis
Set during Italy's liberation near the end of WWII, this compelling compilation of vignettes showcases fascinating encounters between American soldiers and Italian civilians, including a Sicilian prisoner (Carmela Sazio), a young streetwise thief (Alfonsino Pasca) and a prostitute (Maria Michi). Directed by renowned filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, this vividly real docudrama features a mix of professional and nonprofessional actors.
Cast
Cast
Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Alfonsino Pasca, Maria Michi, Renzo Avanzo, Harriet White, Dotts Johnson, William Tubbs, Dale Edmonds, Carlo Pisacane, Mats Carlson, Gar Moore, Gigi Gori, Cigolani, Lorena Berg
Director
Director
Roberto Rossellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language
Rent The Gospel According to St. Matthew on DVD The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Synopsis
Multitalented filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's groundbreaking biblical epic recounts the story of Jesus Christ (portrayed by Enrique Irazoqui, a Spanish economics student who had never acted before) as described in the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini's matter-of-fact, neorealistic style and simplicity created controversy when the film was initially released in 1964, tracing Jesus's life from birth to crucifixion.
Cast
Cast
Mario Socrate, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, Enrique Irazoqui
Director
Director
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Italy, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Italian Language
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